Monday, February 26

Sharpton, Thurmond, and Slavery Ties

In honor of the great, late night talk show host Arsenio Hall, here's something to make you say "hmmmm." It looks like political activist Al Sharpton, and late South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond are linked. It turns out Sharpton is a descendant of slaves, who were owned by Thurmond's relatives.

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The revelation was made by the Daily News, after the tabloid traced Sharpton's roots. Thurmond was a segregationist who was against equal rights during the height of his political career, but he also fathered a bi-racial daughter.

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Associated Press writer Adam Goldman quotes Sharpton as saying, "It was probably the most shocking thing in my life."




At 6:56 PM, Blogger Tantor said...

Was discovering he had been owned by Strom Thurmond's family more shocking than discovering that Tawana Brawley lied? Or that his race-baiting provoked a mob to kill an innocent person?


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